[amsat-bb] FT-736R vs. TS-2000X
jim at coloradosatellite.com
Sat May 21 01:57:16 UTC 2016
I've had one for several years. Used it as the primary radio on AO-40
RUDAK and several other digital birds. It had better UHF receive
performance than two other radios I had at the time. I currently use it
on 2M EME. It has the 1.2 GHz module which I used on the AO-40 uplink -
about 6 W from it drove an 80W amp at the dish nicely. I'll use that
module if any 1.2 uplink birds get to orbit. I've never had a need to
computer control it but should probably look into that.
Mine did stop working a while back. The AC supply died. For a time I
kept using it because it still ran from a 12VDC supply. The usual
problem with these is the electrolytics dry out - more prevalent in our
dry climate. But in my case the PS had gotten a bit fried probably from
nearby lightening on the AC. There is a guy who fixes these and he
replaced my supply and it's been working fine since, although I don't
use it all that much now.
On 5/20/2016 6:49 AM, Comcast wrote:
> FYI: During the 10 years when I worked in VP2E land I had an FT-736 and found it to be very robust. Operated flawlessly on generator power most of the time including power dips and fluctuations. I sure wish I had kept it but donated it when I was posted elsewhere.
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>> On May 20, 2016, at 07:29, Christopher Maness <christopher.maness at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> On May 18, 2016, at 10:35 AM, Edward R Cole <kl7uw at acsalaska.net> wrote:
>>> Any progress in your decision making? If not then I am disposed to purchase the FT736R presently listed on e-bay before someone else grabs it.
>>> 73, Ed - KL7UW
>> I took the radio in to repair the 23cm module, and for a general tune/aline. I am going to get it on the air when it is done, and make a decision after I have played with it a little.
>> Chris Maness KQ6UP
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